Spring 2020 classes: January 25-April 11

    Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:50 a.m. (grades 3-5)*


    All classes meet at our Greenwich Village campus, at

    • 2 West 13th Street, just off Fifth Avenue, OR
    • 6 East 16th Street, just off Fifth Avenue, OR
    • 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street OR
    • 25 East 13th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place

    The campus is easily accessible by public transportation. For detailed directions and student drop-off and pick-up instructions, see Student and Parent Resources.

    Summer 2020 classes: Canceled

    Out of an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our students, the university has canceled all on-campus programming through August 2020.

    College Credit

    Parsons Pre-College Academy is a noncredit program. Students in grades 9–12 who plan to apply to colleges of art and design should consider enrolling in the noncredit Certificate Program.

    Out-of-Class Assignments

    Faculty members expect Pre-College Academy students to complete short homework assignments that reinforce material presented in the classroom. This encourages students to develop their skills and work independently.


    Senior-level (grades 9-12) Pre-College Academy classes may use nude models. Junior- and elementary-level (grades 3-8) classes will use only clothed models.


    Art supply requirements vary by course. Students are responsible for providing their own art supplies. Supply lists are distributed on the first day of class in the fall and spring and are emailed to students before the course in summer. A list of local art supply stores is published on our Student and Parent Resources page.